Thursday, October 14, 2010

Come back Don Givens

Oh how we needed the big man last Friday as Russia blew us away with embarrassing ease.

Three nil down before we showed any Irish spirit and then a return the put em under pressure days of Jack Charlton. Admittedly unattractive, but give me an Irish team with spirit and no skills rather then a lazy one comprised of footballing geniuses.

Worrying displays by a lot of players and an obvious lack of match fitness as predicted.

And then Slovakia away, and Robbie fails to repeat the clinic penalty taking he displayed a few days earlier. What might prove to be a costly mistake.

I think back to that glorious day in October 1974 when we achieved one of our greatest results with the Givens hat-trick at Dalyer. And we were there.